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tagadelic. Thanks Matties!

Just for fun, anything special you would recommend to folks who are going FT (without the PT option) and are limited to nighttime activities? I will try to figure out a way to do lunches and coffee, but I fear daytime stuff just isn't in the cards this year.

Are CE classes available nights? Inns of the Court dinners?

Actually most of the school sponsored networking events will be in the evenings. The Inn of Courts are dinners, and the bar charity stuff is often at night or on the weekends. The only real daytime networking is the CLE lunches, and these are once a month. You should try to go when you can, look for ones that are close to your school, you will get lunch out of the deal and be the only one there. But the majority of the stuff will be at night so you should be fine. 

Oh one more thing, breakfast is always good too. I have a weekly breakfast I attend with some judges and lawyers, its usually over by 8:30AM so if you can find something like this (or start your own group) that can be done before class.   
Matthies,
As you said, all of the CLE events are during the day, usually from 9-5.  I can't find any info on the monthly CLE lunches on the NYSBA website.  Are you talking about the lunches that take place during some of the CLE classes?  Or do i find out about the luncheons once i join?

Hi ADL,

Iím not sure what you mean by NYSBA, Iíll assume you mean New York City? I checked their webpage and looks like they mostly do Ĺ day CLEs. What you want to look for a section specific events, put on by the committees (Like Administrative Law Committee or Environmental Law Committee etc.) themselves rather than full blow CLE classes. Search by calendar of the committee your interested in. For example the committee on Small firms is having a 12:30-2:00PM lunch CLE thatís only $25. http://www.nycbar.org/EventsCalendar/show_event.php?eventid=929 You basically should just plan on trying to go to the committee group CLEs as the main CLE are a lot more money and likely overkill for what you need.

Its also looks like the NYC bar association is having  a meet and greet for law students in Sept. I would highly recommend going to this as the more active committee chair people will be there and they can answer specific questions about things you can do as a law students to get involved whenthe groups meet etc. Plus this is for law stuenents so people who like emntoring will be there. http://www.nycbar.org/EventsCalendar/show_event.php?eventid=923

Also check out the Young Lawyers Division, looks like they have once a month cocktail hour. http://www.nycbar.org/YLC/first_thursdays.htm

Also be sure to check the NY State bar association and any other local bar associations they might have in the city. My city, much smaller, has a state bar, a city bar and a metropolitan bar.

Hope this helps!

thank Matthies!  you certainly have helped!
I'm in Western NY so i'm looking to join the NY State and Erie County Bar Associations.  I just moved out of the NYC area this summer, so i won't be able to make any of the NYC events.  But i will definitely look into the committee activities in the bar associations in my area.
thanks again.  :)

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tagadelic. Thanks Matties!

Just for fun, anything special you would recommend to folks who are going FT (without the PT option) and are limited to nighttime activities? I will try to figure out a way to do lunches and coffee, but I fear daytime stuff just isn't in the cards this year.

Are CE classes available nights? Inns of the Court dinners?

Actually most of the school sponsored networking events will be in the evenings. The Inn of Courts are dinners, and the bar charity stuff is often at night or on the weekends. The only real daytime networking is the CLE lunches, and these are once a month. You should try to go when you can, look for ones that are close to your school, you will get lunch out of the deal and be the only one there. But the majority of the stuff will be at night so you should be fine. 

Oh one more thing, breakfast is always good too. I have a weekly breakfast I attend with some judges and lawyers, its usually over by 8:30AM so if you can find something like this (or start your own group) that can be done before class.   
Matthies,
As you said, all of the CLE events are during the day, usually from 9-5.  I can't find any info on the monthly CLE lunches on the NYSBA website.  Are you talking about the lunches that take place during some of the CLE classes?  Or do i find out about the luncheons once i join?

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General Board / Re: No Casenotes for Torts keyed to Farnsworth?
« on: August 07, 2008, 04:11:23 PM »
 :D
Thanks natalieag!  I'll look into the High Court Summaries as you suggested as well as my casebook.  I'll see if i can read thru some of these cases and decide whether i need to get Summaries or not.

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General Board / No Casenotes for Torts keyed to Farnsworth?
« on: August 06, 2008, 03:34:41 PM »
Is anyone else using Farnsworth for Torts?  Are there any legal briefs out there that follow Farnsworth?  Or is there a general book i can use for this class?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!  :)

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Is anyone else using Farnsworth for Torts?  Are there any legal briefs out there that follow Farnsworth?  Or is there a general book i can use for this class?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!  :)

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General Board / Re: SUNY Buffalo
« on: December 14, 2006, 12:20:37 PM »
thanks gwenk.
i'm surprised i recd a resp after all this time.

depending on how i score on the exam, i will def consider SUNY Buffalo along w/the other NY schools.  moving to Buffalo would be a HUGE step for me, but it may be worth it in the long run. 
 


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City U of New York / Feeback Please...
« on: November 21, 2006, 01:46:20 PM »
I've been intereseted in CUNY since i was in UG b/c of it's concentration on public service.  but all i've heard is that no one is employable b/c of it's low ranking.  i'm not one to just pay attention to ranking.

i would like to know how the school is from the point of view one of it's students.

thanks

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General Board / SUNY Buffalo
« on: November 01, 2006, 01:04:19 PM »
i'm taking the LSAT in Feb '07 & plan on starting ls in fall '08.
i'm in the NYC area, where the yearly costs of ls is either equal to or more than my yearly salary.
so, i'm considering SUNY Buffalo. 
i need more information & opinions about the school in general & the buffalo area, since i might be better off moving to buffalo for ls, instead of staying in the NYC area & paying @ least 30k a yr.

i would appreciate any info that SUNY Buffalo law students can give me.
thanx

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University at Buffalo!

e-mail me if you're going here too

Me too!  See you there!  :)

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Buffalo...the temptation is there!
« on: February 04, 2008, 09:57:43 PM »
The schools in the Buffalo area are crap.  You have to move out to the suburbs to get to a decent school district.

Do you mean the suburbs in Amherst where SUNYB is located?

The strange thing is, i know someone who also grew up in Buffalo who told me that the schools are great.  ???

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